A Five-day Online Short Term Course On Fuel Cells - Basics and Progress [FCBP-2020]

23 Dec 2020   -   27 Dec 2020
Mechanical Engineering
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Due to growing concerns on the rapid depletion of conventional fossil fuel resources and global environmental pollution, utilization of alternative fuels and clean energy technologies have been paid more attention by the world during the last four decades. Fuel cell technology is recognized as the most promising technology in the context of low pollutant power generation. Fuel cell is an energy conversion device used to convert chemical energy of a fuel into electrical energy, water and heat without fuel combustion. Many types of fuel cells are currently in operation for a wide range of applications, classified primarily by the kind of electrolyte they employ. Fuel cells can be used for portable, backup, transportation, and stationary power applications. The global fuel cell industry, which has been growing at a rapid pace for the past few years, is expected to post an unprecedented growth in near future. The constant government support, regulations like amendment in emission legislations, and increased funding for research and development of fuel cells are encouraging the industry, which is currently dominated by the US, the UK, and Canada. In future, the momentum is expected to shift to the Asian countries due to their vast market potential and rising spending power. In India, awareness on fuel cell, their applications and recent developments needs to be still spread in all platforms to a maximum possible extent for gearing up the use of fuel cell technology to great extent in near future. This short term course is aimed to create awareness among faculty members, research scholars, scientists, engineers and students on fundamentals of fuel cells and their recent developments.